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The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore Summary
Anita Lobel’s beautifully illustrated edition of The Night Before Christmas is now available as an eBook.
Anita Lobel’s beautifully illustrated edition of The Night Before Christmas is now available as an eBook.
Bring the magic of Christmas into your home with a bilingual edition of Clement Clarke Moore’s classic tale. Through playful illustrations, music, and read-along text, this English-Italian picture book captures the hearts of children worldwide while introducing them to a new language. Porta la magia del Natale a casa tua con un’edizione bilingue della classica storia di Clement Clarke Moore. Questa poesia, tradotta dall’inglese all’italiano, con la sua grazia e la giocosità delle illustrazioni, conquisterà i cuori dei bambini di tutto il mondo introducendoli all’apprendimento di una nuova lingua.
This carefully crafted ebook: “Twas the Night before Christmas (Original illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The poem, which has been called "arguably the best-known verses ever written by an American", is largely responsible for some of the conceptions of Santa Claus from the mid-nineteenth century to today. Prior to the poem, American ideas about St. Nicholas and other Christmastide visitors varied considerably. On Christmas Eve night, while his wife and children sleep, a man awakens to noises outside his house. Looking out the window, he sees St. Nicholas in an air-borne sleigh pulled by eight reindeer. After landing his sleigh on the roof, the saint enters the house through the chimney, carrying a sack of toys with him. The man watches Nicholas filling the children's Christmas stockings hanging by the fire, and laughs to himself. They share a conspiratorial moment before the saint bounds up the chimney again. As he flies away, Saint Nicholas wishes everyone a "Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night." Clement Clarke Moore ( 1779 – 1863) was an American Professor of Oriental and Greek Literature, as well as Divinity and Biblical Learning, at the General Theological Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church. Located on land donated by the "Bard of Chelsea" himself, the seminary still stands today on Ninth Avenue between 20th and 21st Streets, in an area known as Chelsea Square. Moore's connection with that institution continued for over twenty-five years. He is the author of the yuletide poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas", which later became famous as "'Twas the Night Before Christmas".
Just before Santa takes his Christmas Eve flight, he slips and falls on a patch of ice. All seems well until Santa realizes he's lost his memory. So instead of starting in China like usual, the reindeer take Santa to North Carolina to see if he can remember what he's forgotten!
Santa enjoys visiting Minnesota and all the great athletes that live there, but he decides to help some men who are stuck get home to their families in time for Christmas.
Beloved illustrator Holly Hobbie offers a timeless take on the best-known Christmas poem of all time. In the twilight hours of Christmas Eve, a hushed world enveloped in moonlit snow waits for the soft tinkling of sleigh bells to announce the most magical night of the year. Then comes a thump on the rooftop, a scratching in the chimney, and suddenly--Santa Claus appears! In her fresh imagining of Clement C. Moore's enduring poem, acclaimed master watercolorist Holly Hobbie captures the magic of this timeless tale. Her vision of the night before Christmas glows with warmth and feeling, and features the delightful addition of a child's-eye view, which magnifies the wonder of this exciting, mysterious time.
Santa delivers presents and good cheer throughout Arizona.
Many people know that famous opening line: “‘Twas the night before Christmas and all thro’ the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” Clement Clarke Moore’s timeless poem "Night Before Christmas," originally titled “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” has passed from generation to generation since it was published nearly two hundred years ago. Many consider it to be the quintessential Christmas Eve bedtime story. It has been featured in countless film, theater, and musical adaptations, among other mediums, and has been said to be “arguably the best-known verses written by an American.” Revisit this Christmas Eve classic with your child in a stunning repackaged and redesigned edition, featuring beautiful vintage art by A. E. Kennedy that will charm and captivate readers both young and old just before Santa arrives.
Santa helps a little girl in New Mexico find the perfect Christmas present for her grandpa.
This carefully crafted ebook: "Twas the Night before Christmas - A Visit From Saint Nicholas (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents Extract: "Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there…" A Visit From Saint Nicholas, which has been called "arguably the best-known verses ever written by an American", is largely responsible for some of the conceptions of Santa Claus from the mid-nineteenth century to today, and has had a massive impact on the history of Christmas gift giving. Prior to the poem, American ideas about St. Nicholas and other Christmastide visitors varied considerably. It became a popular poem which was set to music and was recorded by many artists. On Christmas Eve night, while his wife and children sleep, a father awakens to noises outside his house. Looking out the window, he sees St. Nicholas in an air-borne sleigh pulled by eight reindeer. After landing his sleigh on the roof, the saint enters the house through the chimney, carrying a sack of toys with him. The father watches Nicholas filling the children's Christmas stockings hanging by the fire, and laughs to himself.… Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863) was a writer and professor and is credited with writing A Visit from St. Nicholas for his children.
This season brings three new titles to our successful line of "Night Before Christmas" books. Now, it's a snap to find a fun, affordable, holiday gift for friends and family in Idaho, Michigan, and New England. Brighten the holiday season with a personal touch for all your friends and relatives.
Celebrate the wonder and joy of Christmas Eve in this gorgeously illustrated picture book of the classic rhyme! With glorious illustrations by Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Roger Duvoisin, this edition of Clement C. Moore's "The Night Before Christmas" is a perfect holiday read-aloud for families. And with a tall, narrow size, it's also just right for tucking into a Christmas stocking, making it a wonderful holiday gift. Available for the first time in decades, this book is a true Christmas treasure!
"'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." This classic Christmas verse is well known to every parent and child preparing for Christmas and this beautifully illustrated new edition is the perfect Christmas gift for young and old.
'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In the hope that St. Nicholas soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads. And mamma in her kerchief, and I in my cap, Had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap; St. Nicholas
"'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house / Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse" -From The Night Before Christmas The Night Before Christmas, originally published as A Visit from St. Nicholas on December 23, 1823, in the Troy Sentinel, became America's favorite Christmas poem. After the poem was published anonymously, it was attributed to CLEMENT CLARK MOORE in 1837. However, scholars have debated the identity of the author of this poem and some believe it was written by Henry Livingston, Jr., (1748-1828), a New York farmer who also wrote poetry. The Night Before Christmas has had a great influence on the American notion of Santa Claus and on its tradition of Christmas gift-giving, which, before the poem, had been inspired by the Dutch figure of St. Nicholas. This unique edition of the famed Christmas poem, features the original engravings, from 1849, by T.C. Boyd. This American classic is a great gift for the Christmas season as well as for collectors of traditional American literature.
A clear, concise early history of St. Nicholas and Santa Claus, in color, complete with footnotes and bibliography! PLUS the extremely rare 1821 Old Santeclaus with Much Delight poem that first introduced a Santa Claus and a flying reindeer—considered to be the first colored lithographed Christmas book in America (only two known copies of this classic!). Discover the inspiration behind the all-time favorite Christmas poem ’Twas the Night Before Christmas. Inside this remarkable keepsake, you will find: √ History of Saint Nicholas and how his legend came to America √ Transformation of St. Nicholas into our beloved Santa Claus √ Historical images of Santa and his reindeer √ First colored lithograph Christmas book in America √ First illustration of Santa and reindeer √ First Santa illustration in Harper’s magazine √ Thomas Nast Santa illustration many say made Santa who he is today √ Clement Clarke Moore’s handwritten change to reindeer name √ Two additional rare poems: A Paraphrase of the Dutch Hymn to Saint Nicholas and St. Nicholas, Good Holy Man √ Key players who invented today’s Santa including Washington Irving, John Pintard, James K. Paulding, and Clement Clarke Moore, and famous Illustrators Table of Contents: Part I: Early History of Santa and His Reindeer Early History of Santa Claus and Reindeer Introduction Saint Nicholas to America First Mention of Santa Claus Santaclaus, Presents, Stockings (Washington Irving) Santa in Art Form (John Pintard) Sancte Claus Poem Santa in Flying Wagon (Washington Irving) Earliest Visual of Santa in Sleigh with One Flying Reindeer NEW Santa and Eight Reindeer First Time Santa and Eight Reindeer in Newsprint Expanded Version of Santa (James K. Paulding) Dunder and Blixem Reindeer Names Changed First Time Santa and Reindeer Featured in Harper's Part II: Rare, 1821 Children's Friend Introduction to Part II 1821 Old Santeclaus with Much Delight The Steady Friend of Virtuous Youth Through Many Houses He Has Been Where E'er I Found Good Girls or Boys To Some I Gave a Pretty Doll No Drums to Stun Their Mother's Ear But Where I Found the Children Naughty I Left a Long, Black, Birchen Rod ’Twas the Night Series Bibliography List of Illustrations Santa and Reindeer Flying Over Treetops, circa 1872 by Thomas Nast A Visit From St. Nicholas, 1879 by Frederick B. Schell Washington Irving, 1848 by James D. Smillie from F. O. C. Darley St. Nicholas Broadside Engraving, 1810 by Alexander Anderson Santa and Reindeer, circa 1830 by Bryon King Clement Clarke Moore’s Handwritten Changes to Poem, 1844 A Visit from Saint Nicholas, 1857 by Felix Octavius Carr Darley Various Santa Poses, 1857 (artist unknown) Santa Claus, Merry Christmas, 1884 by Thomas Nast Merry Old Santa Claus, 1881 by Thomas Nast Cover of The Children’s Friend, 1823 Santa and One Reindeer, 1823 by Arthur J. Stansbury Santeclaus, 1823 by Arthur J. Stansbury Santa and Stockings, 1823 by Arthur J. Stansbury Excited Children, 1823 by Arthur J. Stansbury Mischievous Children, 1823 by Arthur J. Stansbury Family, Reading Book, 1823 by Arthur J. Stansbury Children Being Naughty, 1823 by Arthur J. Stansbury Stockings With Switches, 1823 by Arthur J. Stansbury Add this classic keepsake to your library now!
The Christmas Classic in it's Original Text with Cute New Illustrations "Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." Clement C. Moore's original poem, "A Visit from St. Nicholas," has been brought to lovable life by the talented Sofia Sita. In this edition, the beloved poem is joined with delightful illustrations imagining the visit from the house's animals' perspectives. Children will be delighted to snuggle in for story time on Christmas Eve and wait for their own visit from Santa Claus after reading this book.
One of five beloved Christmas classics Written in 1831 by the father of Russian literature, this uproarious tale tells of the blacksmith Vakula’s battle with the devil, who has stolen the moon and hidden it in his pocket, allowing him to wreak havoc on the village of Dikanka. Both the devil and Vakula are in love with Oksana, the most beautiful girl in Dikanka. Vakula is determined to win her over; the devil, equally determined, unleashes a snowstorm to thwart Vakula’s efforts. Zany and mischievous, and drawing inspiration from the folk tales of Gogol’s far-flung village in Ukraine, The Night Before Christmas is the basis for many movie and opera adaptations, and is still read aloud to children on Christmas Eve in Ukraine and Russia. Penguin Christmas Classics Give the gift of literature this Christmas. Penguin Christmas Classics honor the power of literature to keep on giving through the ages. The five volumes in the series are not only our most beloved Christmas tales, they also have given us much of what we love about the holiday itself. A Christmas Carol revived in Victorian England such Christmas hallmarks as the Christmas tree, holiday cards, and caroling. The Yuletide yarns of Anthony Trollope popularized throughout the British Empire and around the world the trappings of Christmas in London. The holiday tales of Louisa May Alcott shaped the ideal of an American Christmas. The Night Before Christmas brought forth some of our earliest Christmas traditions as passed down through folk tales. And The Nutcracker inspired the most famous ballet in history, one seen by millions in the twilight of every year. Collect all five Penguin Christmas Classics: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Christmas at Thompson Hall: And Other Christmas Stories by Anthony Trollope A Merry Christmas: And Other Christmas Stories by Louisa May Alcott The Night Before Christmas by Nikolai Gogol The Nutcracker by E. T. A. Hoffmann
It's December 23, and Christmas is just around the corner. But one family is having trouble getting its act together. Once again, Natasha Wing follows the rhythms and meter of Clement Moore's classic Christmas poem, yet gives it her own entirely original twist.
When Father Mouse is awakened on Christmas Eve by a clatter outside his window, he catches a glimpse of the one and only Santa Claus! Father Mouse can hardly believe his eyes as he watches St. Nick come down the chimney with a pack full of toys. In this amusing twist on the classic poem by Clement C. Moore, Daniel Kirk reimagines the story from a fresh perspective—and readers of Kirk’s Library Mouse series may discover a familiar friend, too!